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South Korea quiet for quake-delayed college entrance exam

An annual hush descended upon South Korea Thursday as hundreds of thousands of students sat the crucial national college entrance exam, delayed for a week by a rare earthquake.

Pyongyang slams South Korea for holding frequent military drills with US

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on Thursday, slammed South Korea for holding frequent military exercises with the US and for planning to purchase a large volume of US arms.

North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

North Korea, on Friday, ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint US-South Korea military exercises continue.

Russia’s doping ban stays – WADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency maintained its suspension of Russia on Thursday, raising the spectre of a possible ban from February’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Rare 5.4-magnitude quake hits southern South Korea

A rare 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit South Korea’s southeast Wednesday afternoon, the second most powerful quake on record in a country that seldom experiences significant tremors.

North Korean soldier shot while defecting to South Korea

A North Korean soldier was shot and injured while defecting to the South through the Demilitarised Zone dividing the peninsula, Seoul’s Yonhap news agency reported Monday.

Tokyo ends down after sharp reverse as Asia markets mostly slip

Japanese stocks ended the day in the red as it suffered a sharp reverse in afternoon trade after hitting fresh 26-year highs, with most other Asian markets also falling.

‘Do not try us’ – Donald Trump warns North Korea

“Do not try us,’’ US President, Donald Trump, warned North Korea on Wednesday at Seoul’s Korean National Assembly, seeking to convince Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

North Korea must ‘come to the table’ for talks – Donald Trump

North Korea must "make a deal" on abandoning its nuclear weapons, US President Donald Trump said, taking his most conciliatory tone yet with Pyongyang after months of inflammatory threats.

Donald Trump to eat 360-year-old soy sauce at state banquet in Seoul

A special sauce more than a century older than the United States will be on the menu for Donald Trump at his state banquet in Seoul on Tuesday — along with a diplomatically tricky prawn.

Donald Trump rejects stricter gun laws after Texas church shooting

President Donald Trump says there is no reason to amend firearms legislation in the United States following the mass shooting at a Texas church over the weekend.

Donald Trump claims ‘progress’ on global problem of North Korea

North Korea poses a worldwide threat that requires worldwide action, President Donald Trump said in Seoul Tuesday, but insisted "we are making a lot of progress" in reining in the rogue state.

We hope to God military might won’t be needed against North Korea – Donald...

“We hope to God we never have to use” military force against North Korea, U.S. President Donald Trump said at a joint news conference in South Korea.

South Korea to buy ‘billions of dollars’ of US weapons – Trump

South Korea has agreed to buy US weapons worth “billions of dollars” to guard against threats from nuclear-armed North Korea, US President Donald Trump said Tuesday.


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